Caring for the Collection
Disinfecting artifacts: The
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is sharing great
information on disinfecting and sanitizing at historic sites, including tips
for cleaning solutions and different surfaces.
FAIC - Collections Care Amid COVID-19.
Security is extra important while the museum is shut down. Make sure security cameras are in place, alarms turned on, and designated individuals are checking the premises regularly.
Monitor for water damage - broken or leaky pipes, windows, ground penetration - that could damage collections.
Pests proliferate when humans are not around. Set traps and monitor carefully.
International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection: Sound Advice for Basic Security During Current Closures